Associate Marriage Family Therapist
Locations Served: Morgan Hill
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Accepts Insurance: Yes
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Leading up to my counseling career, I have worked in youth ministry through a non-profit. In this role I have worked with teens and young adults with special needs as well as with their families. My own life experiences have been preparing me for this path and I have found myself in the “counseling” role on many occasions through this work as well as with friends seeking direction when navigating difficult relational situations or working through grief. This, combined with my desire to see individuals, broken family systems, and other relationships restored and strengthened, lead me to the decision to pursue counseling as a career.
I graduated with a Master in Counseling from Western Seminary. I am working as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, gaining hours toward dual licensure. I believe change and growth is possible, even in the most hopeless of situations and we all can use some help on this journey. I count it a joy and honor to be able to walk alongside my clients as they move down this path one step at a time.
My approach is evidence-based and integrative. I am CBT and Strength-Based in my approach with clients and see the value in creating the space for clients to have a voice, to set the tone and
pace for sessions, and collaborate to develop the direction for the work to be done. Change is difficult and things may get harder before getting easier, so I meet my clients in this space and
offer a listening ear as well as provide resources to help them in this process. My desire is to bring hope to each client that change is possible and, through our work together, behavioral and
emotional growth and change can and will happen.
Area of Focus:
I believe my experience makes me well suited to work with individuals, families and couples. I have experience working with teens and young adults with a variety of special needs as well as with their siblings and families. This has allowed me to gain a better understanding of the unique challenges that these individuals, families and couples face. Because of my personal experiences, I have the ability to work with individuals processing through childhood/adult trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as with couples as they maneuver through difficult and challenging times. We will work together to reach the desired goals and help to develop healthy communication and problem-solving skills.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Phoenix (2012);
Master of Science in Psychology, University of Phoenix (2014);
Master of Arts in Counseling, Western Seminary (2022)
Work cell: (408) 641-9286